Privacy Statement

Church World Service values your support and has created this policy, which details our information gathering and dissemination practices, to demonstrate our organization's commitment to protecting your privacy. This policy may be updated from time to time, so please check back periodically.

Information collection and use
In general, you can visit Church World Service on the World Wide Web without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. Church World Service uses this information to measure the use of our site and to improve the content of our site.

If you make a donation or place an order, you may provide contact information (like name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). All credit card information is handled in a highly secure manner, and is only retained for those persons who belong to our monthly giving club and have asked that we charge their credit card each month; otherwise credit card information is not retained beyond the time of credit card processing. Your contact information is used to send you requested materials or a donation receipt (if you have made a donation), and to keep you informed about our program work. If we have trouble processing an order or donation, this contact information may also be used to get in touch with you.

Our policy is to protect the privacy of our supporters by not renting or selling any personal information; we do not share, rent, or sell email addresses. Church World Service may occasionally share our mailing lists with other like-minded nonprofit organizations. If you do not want us to share this information you may call us at any time at 1-800-297-1516, ext. 337, or e-mail us at , to let us know.

Security
The Church World Service website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Any forms submitted online that contain personal financial information are submitted via a secure server.

The data housed at Church World Service is on secure servers that are not accessible via the Internet or dial-up networks. These computers are protected by extensive network security with very limited access by select personnel charged with protecting the privacy of your records.

Links
The Church World Service website contains links to websites of our participating communions, partners, and other organizations that have information we believe may be of interest. While we try to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.

Contact for corrections/updates to your information and its use
Church World Service gives our website users and others the following options for correcting, updating, and/or removing their previously provided information and for directing in how they would like that information used or not used.

You can email Anne Regier at . Or you can mail to Anne Regier, Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515. Or, phone 1-800-297-1516, ext. 337.

Additional contact
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the practices of the Church World Service website, please contact Rolanda Hughes, Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515, 1-800-297-1516, ext. 325.

Thank you.

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